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AMBASSADOR CLUB

Senior Bowl, area players form Ambassador Club

Sun, Aug 19, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. (Aug. 20) – The Reese’s Senior Bowl has been a longtime active member of the community during its 69-year history and that involvement is growing with the newly formed Senior Bowl Ambassador Club.

The Senior Bowl Ambassador Club consists of football players that played their high school football in Mobile or Baldwin County – or at the University of South Alabama – and are a current or past NFL player, or played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl game.

The Ambassador program will have an impact during Reese’s Senior Bowl game week in January and throughout the calendar year at the many ancillary events of the game, such as the Senior Bowl NFL FLAG Football leagues in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, the Middle School Football Showcase, the Mobile Area High School Game of the Week, and a few new Senior Bowl events on the horizon, set to debut this winter and in the spring of 2019. 


Members of the Ambassador Club at Monday's Press Conference

“This is a historic day for the Senior Bowl and a special day for Mobile and Baldwin Counties,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy, who will spearhead the group along with Reese’s Senior Bowl Vice President of Operations Sylvester Croom.  “Aside from influencing the next generation, the Ambassador Club will also provide a unique brotherhood that has never been established anywhere else in the country.”

Among the current players that have already joined this unique group: Ravens LB CJ Mosley (Theodore HS), Bills QB AJ McCarron (St. Paul’s), Seahawks OG DJ Fluker (Foley HS), Panthers DB Captain Munnerlyn (Murphy HS), Rams DB Mark Barron (St Paul’s), Raiders Center Rodney Hudson (B.C. Rain), 49ers DBs Jaquiski Tartt (Davidson) and Jimmie Ward (Davidson), Seahawks FB Jalston Fowler (Vigor), Redskins LB Ryan Anderson (Daphne), Rams TE Gerald Everett (South Alabama), Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (Daphne HS) and Texans WR Sammie Coates (Leroy HS).

A growing list of former NFL players have joined the club, including recently enshrined member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Robert Brazile (Oilers), three-time first-team All-Pro OT Willie Anderson (Bengals), former No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft QB Jamarcus Russell (Raiders), and six-time Pro Bowler OT Chris Samuels (Redskins).  The elder statesman of the Ambassador Club is legendary head coach from the University of Georgia, Vince Dooely (McGill HS), who played in the 1954 Senior Bowl.  

 “Our region takes great pride in being the home of the Senior Bowl,” Nagy said, “And we are proud that this group of men chose to unite and make an even greater impact in the neighborhoods that helped raise them.”

“I wanted to be part of the Senior Bowl (Ambassador) club because I think the game is a great platform to show kids like me growing up there are several ways to get into the league and change your family’s lives,” said Tartt. “I’m in a pretty unique position as the Senior Bowl takes place in my hometown. The community in Mobile is pretty small, so it’s great to see your community be proud of you and remember you representing them. I’m always promoting the game and letting kids know in my camp they can one day play in the Senior Bowl, too.”


CURRENT SENIOR BOWL AMBASSADOR CLUB MEMBERS 

MOBILE AREA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS CURRENTLY ON NFL ROSTERS

 

 

PLAYER

POS.

HIGH SCHOOL

CURRENT TEAM

 

 

Ito Smith

RB

McGill-Toolen HS

Atlanta Falcons

 

 

C.J. Mosley

ILB

Theodore HS

Baltimore Ravens

 

 

Michael Pierce

DT

Daphne HS

Baltimore Ravens

 

 

A.J. McCarron

QB

St. Paul's HS

Buffalo Bills

 

 

Blaine Clausell

OL

Baker HS

Carolina Panthers

 

 

Captain Munnerlyn

CB

Murphy HS

Carolina Panthers

 

 

Matt McCants

OL

Williamson HS

Chicago Bears

 

 

Sammie Coates

WR

Leroy HS

Houston Texans

 

 

T.J. Yeldon

RB

Daphne HS

Jacksonville Jaguars

 

 

Darius Philon

DE

Vigor HS

Los Angeles Chargers

 

 

Mark Barron

OLB

St. Paul's HS

Los Angeles Rams

 

 

Eric Lee

DE

Daphne HS

New England Patriots

 

 

Taylor Stallworth

DT

Murphy HS

New Orleans Saints

 

 

Rodney Hudson

OL

B.C. Rain HS

Oakland Raiders

 

 

Jaquiski Tartt

SS

Davidson HS

San Francisco 49ers

 

 

Jimmie Ward

FS

Davidson HS

San Francisco 49ers

 

 

D.J. Fluker

OL

McGill-Toolen HS/Foley HS

Seattle Seahawks

 

 

Jalston Fowler

FB

Vigor HS

Seattle Seahawks

 

 

Ryan Anderson

OLB

Daphne HS

Washington Redskins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA PLAYERS CURRENTLY ON NFL ROSTERS

   

Jeremy Reeves

FS

South Alabama

Philadelphia Eagles

   

Gerald Everett

TE

South Alabama

Los Angeles Rams

   

Braedon Bowman

TE

South Alabama

Los Angeles Chargers

   
           

PAST PLAYERS WITH CREDITED NFL SEASON FROM MOBILE AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

 

PLAYER

POS.

HIGH SCHOOL

TEAMS

YEARS

 

Anthony Mix

WR

Baldwin County HS

Giants, Redskins

2007

 

Wallace Gilberry

DT

Baldwin County HS

Chiefs, Bengals, Lions

2008-'16

 

Jeremy Clark

DT

Daphne HS

Eagles, Cowboys, Giants

2008-'10

 

Leonardo Carson

DT

Shaw HS

Chargers, Cowboys

2000-'04

 

Pat White

QB

Daphne HS

Dolphins

2009

 

JaMarcus Russell

QB

Williamson HS

Raiders

2007-'09

 

Chris Samuels

T

Shaw HS

Redskins

2000-'09

 

Chevis Jackson

CB

St. Paul's HS

Falcons, Jaguars

2008-'10

 

Antonio Coleman

DE

Williamson HS

Bills

2010-'11

 

Sen'Derrick Marks

DT

Vigor HS

Titans, Jaguars

2009-'16

 

Jacoby Glenn

CB

Vigor HS

Bears

2015-'16

 

Etric Pruitt

DB

Theodore HS

Falcons, Seahawks

2004-'05

 

Ellis Lankster

CB

Vigor HS

Bills, Jets

2009-'14

 

Willie Anderson

T

Vigor HS

Bengals, Ravens

1996-'08

 

Kenny King

DE

Daphne HS

Cardinals

2003

 

Hanford Dixon

DB

Theodore HS

Browns

1981-1989

Lawyer Tillman

WR

LeFlore HS

Browns, Panthers

1989-1995

Sherman Williams

RB

Blount HS

Cowboys

1995-1999

Dameyune Craig

QB

Blount HS

Panthers

2000-'01

 

Joey Jones

WR

Murphy HS

Falcons

1986

 

Robert Brazile

LB

Vigor HS

Oilers

1975-1984

           

PAST SENIOR BOWL PLAYERS

 

PLAYER

POS.

HIGH SCHOOL

COLLEGE

SR BOWL

Jake Coker

QB

St. Paul's HS

Alabama

2016

 

Tre Williams

LB

St. Paul's HS

Auburn

2018

 

Preston Dial

TE

UMS-Wright HS

Alabama

2011

 

DeMarco McNeil

DL

Blount HS

Auburn

2004

 

Myles Pierce

LB

Daphne HS

Citadel

2018

 

Vince Dooley

QB

McGill Institute

Auburn

1954